Those who not only want to walk but also to look inside themselves embark on a pilgrimage on the Austrian Way of St. James. Since the Middle Ages, Christians have been walking the Way of St. James to Santiago de Compostela in Spain to visit the grave of Saint James.
The Way of St. James in the Wachau-Dunkelsteinerwald connects the two Baroque Benedictine abbeys at Göttweig and Melk and passes the pilgrimage site and monastery at Maria Langegg. In addition to the extensive forests of the Dunkelsteinerwald, the pilgrims can also look forward to little village, three monasteries, several fortresses, ruins and castles as well as the wine landscape of the neighbouring Danube valley and the Wachau World Heritage Site.
Start: Göttweig Abbey
Finish: Melk Abbey
Length: 49 km
Marking: yellow-white-yellow marking and yellow signposts